Constructed in 1963 and extended a number of times over the years, the former Clipsal light manufacturing building in Adelaide had laid empty since 2009.

While a knockdown rebuild may have been easier, the building’s industrial design proved ripe for a green retrofit. The 2,818 square metre building, which will be home to a new market retail centre and supermarket, forms part of Renewal SA’s ambitious redevelopment of the Bowden industrial precinct, which will one…